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Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,438 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,438
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 104
Gots: 173 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paulozanello on 02-20-2011

This saison-esque science project gets complexity and fermentable sugars from two unique wine grapes sourced with our friends at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Prosser, Wash.

The first addition is unfermented juice, known as must, from viognier grapes that have been infected with a benevolent fungus called botrytis. This noble rot reduces the water content in the grapes while magnifying their sweetness and complexity. The second is pinot gris must intensified by a process called dropping fruit, where large clusters of grapes are clipped to amplify the quality of those left behind.

Noble Rot is brewed with pils and wheat malts and fermented with a distinct Belgian yeast strain. It has a spicy white wine body and a dry, tart finish.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

25.4 ounce bottle poured into a goblet

Appearance: Clean, clear and light yellow in color with a little bit of white head that fades away fairly quickly.

Smell: Very much like sparkling wine but there is a little bit of a sweetness to it that almost seems more like sparkling cider.

Taste: Pretty sweet almost like white grape juice. It finishes clean and more like a light lager style beer. I really like the amount of carbonation and the refreshing feel is has and for having a high alcohol content, there is no evidence of that.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear, pale, yellow with a white head. Smells of slightly soured white grapes and green grass. The aroma is very clean. Tastes of more white grapes, a little sourness, lemon peel and spice. Light bodied for the most part with not even a hint of alcohol. This would be the perfect communion beer. If churches adopted this instead of cheap grape juice then maybe they could convert the beer community. I'm serious!

No I'm not.

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Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,438 ratings.